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Circumference

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Perhaps the human penchant
for scapegoating,
enemy-identifying, denial, and
refusal to accept responsibility,
would be a little less surprising
if we were willing and able
to admit the struggle between
good and evil going on
in each of our hearts
all day long and
most of the night.

The more and longer
we bifurcate reality,
conveniently hopping just over
the good/evil dividing line
each time we redraw it,
the deeper the chasm
of separation we dig.

If ever there was a time
for etching lines –
a season I cannot imagine –  
it is now long past.

Hope calls us to be
making circles, each one
more expansive that the last,
until all stories fit
within the circumference.

© 2017 Todd Jenkins

 

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3 responses

  1. Thank you beyond words for this … how can I thank a poet “beyond words”???

    Liked by 1 person

    August 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

    • Maybe with a doodle or drawing? 😂

      Like

      August 17, 2017 at 10:03 am

  2. Andrea Stoeckel

    These poems are amazing

    Liked by 1 person

    August 17, 2017 at 1:09 pm

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